Eggplants have won great popularity even among true gourmets..
Among the rest, no less useful vegetables, they are distinguished by a low calorie content and a high content of potassium, which is very useful for strengthening the heart muscle.
Of these, you can cook a lot of healthy, vitamin-rich dishes for every taste..
Eggplant boats occupy one of the first places in taste, variety and popularity in this list..
You can cook them in a variety of ways and they all differ in excellent taste.
Our option – eggplants in the oven – low-calorie dietary dish.
Such a snack can be a beautiful addition to the festive table..
For the preparation of boats, you can use a variety of fillings, seasonings and combinations of products.
|Medium eggplants –||5-6 pieces|
|Onion –||1 medium head|
|Chicken fillet or mince –||300 g|
|Carrot –||1 PC.|
|Garlic –||1 small head|
|Fresh or canned champignons –||150 g|
|Salt, white and black pepper, ground coriander seeds –||taste|
|Dill, basil, cilantro –||taste|
|Odorless vegetable oil for frying –||2-3 tablespoons|
|Time for preparing: 80 minutes||Calories per 100 grams: 95 Kcal|
Remove the stems from the eggplants, cut them in half and remove the seeds with a spoon, giving the halves of the fruit the appearance of boats.
Then soak them in hard salted water..
While soaked vegetables – proceed to the preparation of the filling.
Chop the chicken fillet with a knife, or mince with a large grill.
In a skillet or wok, let on a small amount of butter chopped onion.
When it becomes transparent, add carrots to it, fry slightly..
Add spices – pepper, coriander, chopped garlic and mix well..
Add chopped champignons, chicken, basil, cilantro, and mix well.
Salt to taste, you can add a little ground red pepper, if you want to make the dish sharp.
Now it is time to remove our eggplant halves from the water, put them in a sieve or a colander, let them drain and fill them with the resulting “salad”.
Put the halves on a baking sheet with high sides and bake in the oven, at 180-200 C for 30-35 minutes.
Baked eggplants, baked in the oven, put on a dish and sprinkle with chopped dill.
The video recipe below has a different set of vegetables, the chicken meat remains the same:
Eggplant boats with vegetables and red beans
The recipe is good for vegetarians and as a lenten dish..
- Small eggplants – 5-7 pieces.
- Large onion – 1 pc.
- Peeled walnuts – 1/2 cup
- Red boiled beans – 1 cup.
- Garlic – 1 small head.
- Salt, red pepper, turmeric, ground coriander seeds.
- Cilantro and basil herbs.
- Table vinegar 7-9%
- Vegetable oil 4-5 Art. spoons.
Cook eggplants in the way of the first recipe.
Boil and discard the beans in a colander.
Heat the oil in the skillet or pan until the first smoke, pour in the spices prepared in advance, remove from the heat and mix continuously and quickly..
Thus, spices give up all their flavor..
Add diced onion, blend until transparent and set aside..
Fry the nuts in a dry frying pan and pound in a mortar, or roll with a rolling pin through the fabric, until you get a crumb.
In a bowl with beans lay out the onions, nuts, fried with spices, add salt, chopped garlic and cilantro with basil.
Mix the mixture with vinegar.
Remove eggplant halves from water and spread on a sieve or colander to remove excess liquid..
Then fill and, spreading on a lightly greased baking sheet, send to the oven for thirty to forty minutes at a temperature of 180-200 C.
Ready-made boats spread out on a platter and sprinkle with chopped dill.
Before serving, sprinkle with grated cheese on a fine grater.
We present you to choose another diet recipe:
- Shrimps with garlic, tomato and herbs.
- Salmon with asparagus beans and carrots.
- Vegetable mix – carrot, finely chopped young corn (baby root), young pods, asparagus beans.
Seafood can also be used as one of the fillings..
Diversify the taste of the dish with different fillings sauces:
- White Sesame Soy Sauce. Grind the roasted sesame seeds with coriander seeds in a mortar, add black soy sauce and add finely chopped green onions.
- Garlic Sause. In a high container, break one egg, pour in half a glass of odorless vegetable oil, and beat with a submersible blender. It is necessary that the mouth of the blender covers the egg. Start beating at medium speed from below, gradually raising the blender to the surface of the mass. Gradually add five to seven peeled garlic cloves, salt.
Cooking eggplants in the oven is not difficult and can be done even by novice housewives..
Don’t be afraid to experiment.
Anything can be used as a filling: turkey meat, beef, various types of vegetables.
Put quail eggs on stuffed boats, use different sauces.
The result will certainly please you!
By the way, eggplant baked with vegetables and egg is a great breakfast option..
Vegetable boats are good and hot and cold.
And meat – an excellent snack that will satisfy even the most demanding gourmets and decorate the holiday table.
And let’s immediately try the meat version – eggplants with minced meat: